Top five reasons to choose Swinburne

Enhance your career opportunities, benefit from valuable industry connections and enjoy flexible learning options with a postgraduate program at Swinburne.

Equip yourself with advanced knowledge and skills at an internationally ranked university. Many of our postgraduate courses are endorsed by professional organisations, too.

1. Study at an internationally recognised university

Swinburne is an internationally recognised research-intensive university.

We are ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2015. We are also ranked in the top 100 in the field of physics by the ARWU.

2. Expand your career opportunities

Our postgraduate programs are designed with your career in mind. Postgraduate study at Swinburne can help you to move career or take the step to a more advanced level.

A postgraduate qualification can add weight to your resume. Many employers see them as evidence of an advanced level of maturity and proficiency.

3. Benefit from industry connections

There are strong links with industry in all disciplines taught at Swinburne. Our postgraduate students graduate with both advanced theoretical knowledge and the skills that employers are actively seeking.

Many of our postgraduate students will have an opportunity to undertake supervised project work or will work on projects with their own employers.

4. High-quality research and teaching

With a reputation for quality education and focused research, Swinburne attracts highly qualified academics and educational leaders. You’ll learn from academic staff who have industry experience and are talented in bringing that experience to their teaching.

Swinburne research creates jobs, improves lives, connects science and technology with business and the community, and elicits real change in the world. Swinburne has led advancements in solar sciences, advanced manufacturing and sustainable technologies. We have research strengths in a diverse range of disciplines across five key outcome areas:

  • digital frontiers
  • future manufacturing 
  • inspirational science and technology
  • personal and societal wellbeing 
  • sustainable futures.

5. Study to suit your schedule

Choose a study option to suit your schedule. Many postgraduate lectures and tutorials are held in the evening or on weekends, to suit those who work full-time.

You may also have the option to study through distance learning, online or part-time. This means the amount of time spent on campus is kept to a minimum.

You can also study some programs during our Summer and Winter terms, allowing you to finish your course sooner. Some units are also offered in block release mode. This means attending seminars over a few days each month, to cover large amounts of course content in bulk.